I know I’m not the only one disappointed after last night’s election.
Of course, to be fair I’ve felt this same disappointment for the past few weeks as facebook has become more and more inundated with arrogant, ignorant and downright rude comments and opinions regarding one political candidate or another.
I was unaware that a vote for Obama really = a love for killing babies. And on the flip side, I was unaware that Romney supporters hated women.
I was unaware that affiliating with one party or voting for one candidate meant you agreed with them 100% with no room for any grey areas.
I was unaware that Jesus was backing a candidate and that to not vote that way meant I was a bad Christian and going to hell, which I’ve seen both insinuated and stated right out. (But if I didn’t vote for Obama either does that mean it’s a wash?)
I was unaware that a difference of opinion meant someone else was lazy, felt entitled, was a waste of time or space, or mooching for the sake of mooching.
I was unaware that those same traits applied to those on unemployment or welfare.
I was unaware that Canada was the better choice for those republicans ready to flee over their hatred of national healthcare. (Please let that one sink in)
I was unaware that we could no longer state a differing opinion in any way other than hostile and rude.
I was unaware that loving your neighbors only extended to those with the correct political poster in their yard.
I was unaware that coming out of this I would be seriously disappointed and disgusted by the hate I’ve been inundated with since campaign season really got under way for both candidates.
Just a reminder of how government works in the United States:
We have in place a plan of checks and balances
Three branches of government:
We have a House of Representatives and a Senate which make up Congress
The United States was created so that no one man can control it.
Additionally there are many rights as determined BY STATES and protected by the Bill of Rights in the Constitution
So, remember voting isn’t just every 4 years during presidential elections. If you’re that concerned get out every election day and make your voice be heard.
And remember, when you insult a candidate or a political affiliation, you’re not insulting strangers, you’re insulting people you have in your life who just so happen to have differing views.